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We are urgently seeking a Locum Hospitalist - Haematologist / Oncologist for a world-class medical and research center in Qatar.  This locum assignment is for 6 months. 

You will be working in a  brand new, state-of-the-art academic medical center that will function to the highest level of international standards.  Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.  

Department Profile

The medical Staff Services Department, Support Services, Department of Paediatrics excels at providing a support system for the Medical Staff and Allied Health Professional Staff.  Paediatric Medical Services, headed by the Divisional Chief of Paediatrics, is responsible for all paediatric clinical practice, research and education across the organisation. 

Job Summary

The Hospitalist - Haematology / Oncology within the Division of Haematology / Oncology is a Board Certified Physician with clinical training in Paediatrics and advanced training and experience in Paediatric Haematology / Oncology.  Under supervision of the Attending Physicians, the Hospitalist provides family-centered medical care services to paediatric and adolescent patients with suspected or confirmed malignancies, other tumours and primary haematologic disorders.  The scope of responsibilities includes establishing a diagnosis through the appropriate tests and procedures, treatment of the disease with curative intent where such a treatment exists and providing appropriate palliative and supportive care where such curative therapy is not available.  The Hospitalist is expected to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary manner with other services to provide the best care possible. 

The Hospitalist - Haematology / Oncology is a health care professional and patient advocate.  Additional involvement in academic and quality improvement projects is encouraged and required.  Such activities include, but are not restricted to, participation in Nursing and Allied Health education, Resident and Fellow training, contribution to ongoing clinical research projects and/or the development of divisional guidelines or involvement in divisional multi-disciplinary quality improvement projects.  

Essential Qualifications and Experience required

  • MD Degree or equivalent;
  • Board Certification / CCT in General Paediatrics;
  • Board Certification in Paediatric Haematology and/or Oncology preferred, or at least one year experience in Paediatric Haematology / Oncology is required;
  • An active licence to practice medicine for at least 5 years' in country of origin/training;
  • Basic Life Support;
  • Excellent communication skills;


Qatar is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and is located on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The country is pressing ahead with ambitious social, economic and infrastructure development plans and will invest tens of billions of pounds in developing its infrastructure over the next 10 years with rapid population growth driving demand for accommodation, medical and education services. The country provides a safe and family-friendly expatriate lifestyle, with an excellent range of shops, restaurants, museums, cultural events, world-class universities and social and sporting clubs and facilities.

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. With this in mind, not only will we assist you throughout the application, interview and offer process, once you have accepted a position we also have a dedicated registrations team who will guide you through the medical licensing and visa process to ensure your transition is as smooth as possible.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Annie today.

annie@headmedical.com / +44 (0)131 240 5251

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